IHAB JIRYIS - couture aw22/23

Couturier to the stars of Bollywood and the Arab world, Northern-Palestine-based designer Ihab Jiryis took on the challenging concept of “fashion and death” with his fall winter collection. “Just as fashion is timed and limited, so is the human body. When it is damaged, it becomes less desirable, oppressive, and loses its vitality and beauty,” the PhD scholar in fashion psychology said. His latest collection kicked off with an array of ‘angel of darkness” looks that were emboldened by shimmering gold trains and bodices that embraced the female figure like natural armor.



He endeavored to understand fashion from the inside out. With his collection, he is able to bring out any woman’s natural beautiful essence. Ihab understands how clothing reflects one’s personality and believes a dress identity is all in the details. The collections he has created represent superior quality of elite finish. It has always received great reviews and will certainly make an impact on Arab Fashion week.

Ihab Jiryis is known for saying, “your dress is your second skin, your natural skin is organic, and your second skin should be a royal covering that protects it.” His Spring/Summer 2022 collection is definitely ROYAL. Ihab Jiryis speaks through his elegant gowns with impressive detail. The opening of his show was energetic, with a model wearing her golden headdress and gown, liken to a sun goddess. The theme carried throughout the show, featuring long sleeveless structured-bodice gowns with flowing silhouettes and side slits.

Ihab Jiryis also created asymmetrical flounced pieces with a retro-inspired flare. Many silhouettes gave a modern 80’s aesthetic. Creative open slits with smooth gathered fabric looked exceptional on the ruffled v-neck gown. Bodysuits were also featured, with the same ‘V’ style bust and sheer pant style bottom. The shoulder details of certain gowns in black and green had an interesting robe-like design. From a fairy-tale, the designs were reminiscent of a fierce maiden who owned the world she lived in. The fabric treatments with stencil-like leaf prints are trailblazing in red, purple, and light tones. The kaleidoscope-inspired gown, with the train, is also iconic in a lovely purple. Another gown featured the same gem elements, with gold beading and nude sheer fabric. Ihab’s brilliant designs have an ultra-feminine feel with nostalgic elements.